Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

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Bridge Street
North Yorkshire
YO18 8DU

  • Phone: 01751 473653

The Beck Isle Museum is housed in a handsome Regency residence near the centre of Pickering, adjacent to the Pickering Beck, a stream that flows under a four-arched road bridge. One arch of this bridge (originally much narrower) is reputedly of mediaeval origin. Here William Marshall planned England's first Agricultural Institute in the early 1800's. It is therefore fitting that today this house should contain a collection of bygones relating largely to the rural crafts and living style of Ryedale. The museum is owned by the Beck Isle Museum Trust and is staffed mainly by volunteers.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Daily from mid- February to the end of November. Winter opening times (February, March & November): 10am - 4pm Summer opening times (April to October): 10am -5pm Last entry one hour before closing


Adults, £6.00 Concessions, £5.00 Children 5 to 16, £3.00 Children under 5, Free Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £15.00 Please enquire for group and school visits

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available

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